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ddddsss

hello I'm quite new to autocad but I'm slowly learning, anyway I know enough to make a floorplan and etc. The problem is when I plot it to pdf, I know you have to set up the viewport and page set up manager and all the basic stuff. I've done all of that already but when I plot it to pdf at actual size it's always off by like .5 cm ( I use a 1:100 scale) I measure on screen with a triangular scale.

 

I've always had this problem and I thought that it was either my pdf viewer (at 1st I was using mozilla's) so I switched to nitro reader, but nothing was happening it was still not accurate. (also if you ask why I don't use acrobat reader, it's because whenever I try to install it on my desktop all my icons become pdf files and won't open anymore) please help me, It's so frustrating not having accurate dimensions. by the way I use autocad 2013 version.

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BIGAL
measure on screen

 

Press the magic buttons for you screen size and it will then work ! You can not measure of the screen.

 

If you have plotted onto paper and the scale is wrong I would bet its because you have done a "fit" as the plot method. You need to use actual size, a check of our pdfs and we would be lucky to be 1-2mm wrong on a A1 plot.

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RobDraw

The last time I put a scale to a screen, it was a CRT. I wasn't taking actual measurements. That was my way of doing reference scaling.

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rkmcswain

Thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of AutoCAD users have been printing to PDF just fine for years.

If there was a scaling issue, it would be common knowledge.

 

You are making a mistake at some point in the process, either while printing from AutoCAD to PDF, or in the process of printing the PDF to Paper.

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ReMark

Attach a copy of the drawing to your next post so we can take a look at it ourselves. Perhaps someone will even attempt to plot it to PDF.

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RobDraw
I measure on screen with a triangular scale.

 

It looks like BIGAL was the only other one to catch this, even though it was mentioned in both responses. This is not a way to verify accuracy of a PDF.

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ReMark

I saw it and just laughed.:lol::lol::lol:

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